How will the transportation sales tax benefit the environment? 

Transportation contributes about 36% of all greenhouse gas emissions in North Carolina, making it the largest contributor, according to the NC Department of Environmental Quality. Providing a range of transportation choices and walkable communities where people can drive less improves air quality and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as noted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These approaches can also help reduce carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and other pollutants emitted by motor vehicles. Offering additional multi-use trails, improving pedestrian and bike safety, and enhancing Wave Transit to attract more riders increases opportunities for walking and biking, takes more cars and traffic off the road, and makes a significant impact on personal carbon emissions. 

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